Backup and archive
Protect your data and applications no matter where they reside to avoid costly business interruptions or to meet compliance requirements. Securely extend your on-premises backup storage and data archiving solutions to the cloud—reducing cost and complexity, while achieving efficiency and scalability.
“Using Azure is cheaper than our previous backup solution—one quarter the cost. The savings increase with every gigabyte of data we add.”
Chris Palmer, Solutions Architect, PCL Construction
Increase capacity, reduce costs
Keep pace with the exponential growth of your enterprise data while lowering deployment and management costs. With a low-cost, massively-scalable, tiered backup storage solution in the cloud, you’ll reduce forecasting risks while transforming capital expenditure commitments to a pay-as-you-go cloud model.
“Our IT staff no longer has to handle tapes daily, coordinate with the external storage company, and pay for tape equipment maintenance, all of which equates to a savings of €30,000 to €40,000 [US$33,000 to US$45,000] annually.”
Get hassle-free backup and data archiving
Improve your organization’s productivity by spending less time managing and maintaining your on-premises backup storage infrastructure and software. Simplify backup and data archiving with backup-as-a-service and hybrid storage solutions that easily restore data and applications from the cloud.
“I spent 35 days out of the past 18 months on backup issues. Now with Operations Management Suite and Azure, I don’t spend nearly that amount of time. In the last two-and-a-half months, I have not spent more than 10 minutes addressing backup issues.”
Rest assured your compliance goals are met
Take advantage of policies designed to meet your business or regulatory compliance requirements. Benefit from the most comprehensive compliance portfolio available, get more than 99 years of retention for your backup data, and pick any Azure region around the globe for your backup and archive location.
“Microsoft Azure is the best option we have seen in the market, which attains a perfect balance between high performance and cost-effectiveness for us, helping us meet the regulatory compliancy law in an extremely short period of time. What they offer is not just a product, but a one-stop solution that gave us peace of mind.”
Keep remote and branch offices running smoothly
Move your backup storage to the cloud to save on infrastructure investments for remote and branch offices. Replace expensive intranets with low-cost internet and archive data in your preferred Azure datacenter region across the globe, so that your data is close to your branch office—maintaining enterprise-grade security for data in transit and at rest.
“As a construction company, keeping our jobsites running and field staff productive is job one. If there’s a disaster, we can use Data Protection Manager and Azure to recover quickly.”
Extend your backup and archive solution with your preferred partner
Find a vendor in the Azure Marketplace that addresses your specific business and compliance needs.
Back up data and applications from an on-premises system to Azure using Azure Backup or a partner solution. An Internet connection to Azure is used to connect to Azure Backup or Azure Blob storage. Azure Backup Server can write backups directly to Azure Backup. Alternatively, a partner solution such as Commvault Simpana or Veeam Availability Suite, hosted on-premises, can write backups to Blob storage directly or via a cloud endpoint such as Veeam Cloud Connect.Learn more
Back up data and applications running in Azure to another Azure location by using Azure Backup or a partner solution.Learn more